This guidance has been produced to help organisations in the UK and Ireland, whether public, private or voluntary, provide legally compliant, ethically sound, properly planned and rewarding work experience opportunities to those seeking to enter the profession. It emphasises the value and benefits of such opportunities to host organisations and the wider profession, as well as to the individual.
This guidance covers work experience for people who are aged 18 years or over. It does not cover the provision of work experience for younger people or vulnerable adults where different legislative requirements apply. Some useful references are provided in the ‘Sources of Further Information’ section at the end of this document. Further careers information is also available here.